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Defensive standout Hannah eager to continue run in D-League

Posted: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2012

SANTA CRUZ — When the Golden State Warriors announced that their D-League franchise was moving from North Dakota to California, Stefhon Hannah took the news as just another notable moment.

His life has been filled with constant change.

“Change is nothing,” Hannah said. “We’re used to it. We haven’t had that type of stability in our careers, and we’re trying to find it now.”

When Hannah steps onto the court Friday night for the Santa Cruz Warriors, he hopes he can be one step closer to reaching the NBA.

Hannah has played basketball all over the nation, from junior college ball in northern Florida, to Division I basketball in Columbia, Mo.

He likes Santa Cruz but does miss Bismarck, N.D., where the Warriors once existed as the Dakota Wizards.

“Bismark is a great place and … I’m always going to miss that place because that’s where it started,” Hannah said. “But Santa Cruz has welcomed us.”

His tale of him reaching the D-League has been wide spread among his teammates. He was the last player to sign up for a D-League tryout in Chicago several years ago. He eventually signed with the Iowa Energy and helped the team win the 2011 D-League title while being named finals Most Valuable Player.

Hannah left Iowa and signed with the then-Dakota Wizards and was named 2011-12 D-League Defensive Player of the Year.

For the complete article see the 11-29-2012 issue.

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